Lot 058

b. Kuala Lumpur, 1974


Oil and acrylic on canvas
172cm x 249cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur;
acquired through Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 25,000 - 35,000

The land is Wong Perng Fey’s subject. His highly personalised interpretations of the Malaysian landscape are full of tactility, ambience and emotions, expressing Perng Fey’s own reaction to the depletion of nature. His dramatic gestures and abstract renditions are unconventional and give an unusual perspective in conceptualising landscape. In Perimeter II, sombre in tone, Perng Fey maps the land with a red outline hovering over the landscape, delineating an area. It is as if Perng Fey is mapping his response to landscape, exploring the changes and his emotional ties to it alongside questions of belonging and memory.

Wong Perng Fey graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Having had solo exhibitions in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Aku - 99 Self Portraits (1999) and Landscape to Landscape (2002) at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. He also exhibited at Young Contemporaries (2002 & 2003) at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. In 2002 he was selected for the Rimbun Dahan Residency. His works have been shown in major galleries in Malaysia and are held in the collections of the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and Galeri Petronas as well as many respected private collections locally and overseas.